Day 19 of Who Knows

20 Mar

So we (Ross) tested the radio today and we’ve isolated the issue. Turns out some part of the radio is not working so we have to ship it down to Melbourne to have it repaired. That’s one day down, one day for the dude to look at it, and then one day to ship it back – figure three or four days.

In parallel to this radio thing we’re going look at fixing the batteries. I’ve been trying to figure out which of these two issues is going to be the most challenging to address and the best I can come up with is that it’s a tie.

The radio is out of our hands for a few days – but we can buy a solution (two grand for a new SSB or we could rent a satellite phone for a few hundred dollarydoos)

The battery situation is this: we need to buy some new batteries. Problem is they’re stupid expensive down here and they are needed for only this passage. The original plan was to replace them in a couple years (when the price will be lower) before the next round of passage sailing.

That’s it for now. More sailing stuff tomorrow.

Jason out

Stormy

Was really Stormy today. 

2 Responses to “Day 19 of Who Knows”

  1. Dad March 20, 2018 at 16:45 #

    are you anxious to get on your way?
    it seems that waiting is part of the sailing experience.

    enjoy it. the weather here is -5C

    • Die Hard Three March 20, 2018 at 16:57 #

      it would be nice to be moving! lots of rain here this week. still +22

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